World-class golf at Woodlands Glencoe
Woodlands Golf Course, formerly The Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course, is an award-winning 9-hole golf course near Glencoe in The Scottish Highlands.
Named by Golf.com as one of the top 50, 9-hole courses in the world, it’s a must visit for keen golfers and those new to the sport. Set against a beautiful lochside backdrop, it truly is one of the most dramatic settings in the country.
Open year round, the course is open to all – offering spectacular scenery and wonderful, challenging game play.
A warm welcome to visitors - pay & play
We welcome visitors of all abilities – from seasoned golfers to newcomers – and no handicap certificate is required to play our course. You can even hire golf clubs if you’ve decided to sneak in a round when you weren’t expecting to.
Our wonderful rural location means that there’s no need to book a tee time – simply turn up and play whenever suits your schedule! Where possible, please pay for your round before arrival to avoid any delays.
Pay & Play Rates
Play a round at one of Scotland’s best 9 holers!
A full day of fun – play as many rounds as you like!
Hire & play deal
Our best value ticket with everything you need for your round. Includes a full day pass, club & trolley hire, 3 balls & 6 tees (RRP £54.65).
The “Dragon’s Circle” membership
Become recognised members of one of the most spectacular 9-hole golf courses in the world and make Woodlands Glencoe your home-away-from-home Scottish Club. Members receive an authentic certificate of membership and can play as often as they like when visiting (club hire included). What’s more a native Scottish tree will be planted in your honour and will be listed on our tree map.
Electric golf buggy
For one round or £34.95 for two rounds. Members receive 50% off.
Golf club hire
See “Hire & play deal” adjacent for best value. One set of clubs required per player to avoid slow play.
Golf trolley hire
Manual trolleys are available for hire.
Become a member at Woodlands Golf Course
Early bird membership
Our best value membership and exactly the same as the “standard” membership below, for those paying by Direct Debit and before the 31st of March each year.
Play as much golf as you like, from the 1st of April to the 31st of March each year. If you’re new to the area and want to join part-way through the season a sliding discount is available so please ask at reception.
Spread the cost
An easier way to pay for membership! 12 monthly payments of £34.95 by direct debit. Please note this is an annual agreement, must be set up before the 31st of March and cannot be stopped part way through the season (risk a lifetime ban if so). Please see here for full terms and conditions.
£34.95 p/m for 12 months
Junior, youth or student
Cheap golf for anyone in full time education (proof required). A further 50% is taken off this price in your first year of joining (please discuss at reception).
Play from the 1st of November to the 31st of March each year.
The “Dragon’s Circle” membership
Similar to an International, Overseas or Associate membership at other courses, this recurring annual membership is available to anyone living 35+ miles from the course with no local property, and helps support nature and wildlife projects across the Woodlands Estate.
Become recognised members of one of the most spectacular 9-hole golf courses in Scotland and make Woodlands Glencoe your home-away-from-home Scottish Club. Members receive an authentic certificate of membership and can play as often as they like when visiting (club hire included). What’s more a native Scottish tree will be planted in your honour and will be listed on our tree map. Please click here for more information.
Corporate Golf Memberships
Mixing business and golf has never been so easy!
- For you: Make the greens your second office: entertain your guests and colleagues in style at one of the ‘Top 50, 9-hole courses in the World’. Or simply enjoy the pleasure of an escape from the busy office!
- For your team: Let your staff enjoy free golf for the year, a fantastic perk of working for your business and something to differentiate you from other employers.
- For your customers: Create golf packages for your most loyal returning guests as an extra special “thank you!”; or share this perk with your customers as a great and free thing to do in the local area.
Pricing is simple – you can name an individual / individuals in the company for £349.95 per person inclusive of VAT and they receive all the perks of our standard membership. Or buy a batch of tickets which can be handed out flexibly to whoever you like across the year! It’s just £149.95 for 20 full day passes or £349.95 for 50 (less than £7 per round!).
Woodlands corporate members enjoy access to exceptional golf facilities as well as the cosy Clubhouse with wood burning stove and honesty bar! In addition, corporate members (together with their colleagues) will receive 20% off Woodlands luxury lodge accommodation and 50% off at the Activity Centre (e-bike hire, Segway tours, archery and laser clay shooting).
Golf course history
Woodlands Glencoe sits at “Glenn a` Chadias” (Glen at the narrow crossing) and for many decades the land was used for grazing cattle.
The golf course was the brainchild of the farm owners at the time, Ronnie and Joan MacLaughlin, along with their son Fraser. They appointed the well known Golf Course Architect Robin Hiseman who now practices his art in the harsh conditions of the Dubai Desert, a world apart from the lush conditions of the Highlands and the West Coast of Scotland. Robin was astounded by the superb setting at Ballachulish, and used his skills to create a course that is as challenging as it is beautiful.
It was Fraser MacLaughlin who put in so much hard work and devotion to creating the course, supported by his wife Lorraine and their young family.
Andrew Burnett of Greenstaff Services provided much of the technical expertise and the skilled manpower that converted fields to fairways and the quality of the course today pays tribute to the craftsmanship of the construction.
After much work, “The Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course” (now Woodlands Glencoe) was opened on the 8th of June 2002 by Scottish Rugby Star Rob Wainwright.
The golf course surrounds Ballachulish House – a 250 year old country house which has chilling connections with the Glencoe massacre (1692) as well as the Appin Murder (1752) and the mystery of the Red Fox. For much of the last decade a country house hotel, the house is now a private home.
The whole area is steeped in Scottish history. The course also ‘hides’ part of this in the form of a Pictish burial site which has remained remarkably well intact and preserved. Golf course construction took into account this ancient burial site which was left untouched and the surrounding lay of the course means that it goes largely unnoticed by golfers. Indeed, it’s hidden from most, and you won’t find it listed anywhere!
Of course much of the courses’ success is down to the passion, enthusiasm and hard work of our Head Greenkeepers over the years to which we owe greatly.
2009 – 2014 Head Greenkeeper David Lawrence
2014 – 2021 Head Greenkeeper Johnny Henshall
2021 – Present Head Greenkeeper Craig Russell
Frequently asked questions
At Woodlands, we love your furry friends and they are very welcome to join you during your round.
We do, however, ask that dogs are kept on a lead and off the greens
Yes, non-members are warmly welcomed to pay and play.
Yes, we hire out everything required for a round of golf, including buggies, kids equipment and left / right hand equipment.
Hole 1 – 300 yards – par 4
Hole 2 – 150 yards – par 3
Hole 3 – 280 yards – par 4
Hole 4 – 370 yards – par 4
Hole 5 – 360 yards – par 4
Hole 6 – 270 yards – par 4
Hole 7 – 140 yards – par 3
Hole 8 – 495 yards – par 5
Hole 9 – 180 yards – par 3
There’s no need to book a tee time, you can simply turn up and play.
Being a Scottish course, we can’t let a bit of rain stop play; however, if the ground is particularly wet, buggies aren’t allowed on the course.